Period
to 19 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Financial
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Finance 1,015 2,442 3,132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 10.67% 15.25% 16.30%
As % of the General category 35.58% 44.86% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,008 2,046 2,565
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,450
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,853 5,443 7,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 29.99% 33.98% 37.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,277 4,139 5,645
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,400 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in the North of England

Finance
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Finance in the North of England.

Salary trend for Finance in the North of England

Finance
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Finance in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Finance in the North of England

Finance
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the North of England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West -7 528 £55,000 +10.00% 171
Yorkshire -11 397 £45,000 -10.00% 112
North East -3 90 £50,000 +28.21% 40
Finance
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, IT jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North of England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 374 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (27.49%) SQL
3 198 (19.51%) .NET
4 193 (19.01%) C#
5 191 (18.82%) Microsoft
6 175 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 156 (15.37%) Azure
8 146 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
9 136 (13.40%) DevOps
10 134 (13.20%) Business Intelligence
11 127 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
12 118 (11.63%) Docker
13 117 (11.53%) AWS
14 108 (10.64%) HTML
15 104 (10.25%) Windows
16 102 (10.05%) SQL Server
17 97 (9.56%) CSS
18 90 (8.87%) Degree
19 88 (8.67%) AngularJS
20 86 (8.47%) Linux
21 85 (8.37%) Software Engineering
22 81 (7.98%) Change Management
23 80 (7.88%) MVC
24 78 (7.68%) Analytics
25 77 (7.59%) Node.js
26 76 (7.49%) T-SQL
26 76 (7.49%) TDD
27 73 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 72 (7.09%) Scrum
29 71 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (5.02%) CMS
2 35 (3.45%) Confluence
3 28 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.79%) WordPress
6 7 (0.69%) Apache
7 6 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.59%) IIS
8 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.099%) Luigi
10 1 (0.099%) Perch
10 1 (0.099%) WinCC
Applications
1 58 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.39%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.39%) InVision
6 2 (0.20%) Figma
6 2 (0.20%) Sketch
6 2 (0.20%) UXPin
7 1 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.99%) NetSuite
2 10 (0.99%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.79%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.59%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.59%) SAP SD
5 5 (0.49%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.39%) BASE24
6 4 (0.39%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.30%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.20%) HFM
8 2 (0.20%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.20%) SAP PP-PI
8 2 (0.20%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 156 (15.37%) Azure
2 117 (11.53%) AWS
3 63 (6.21%) Power Platform
4 46 (4.53%) Office 365
5 29 (2.86%) SaaS
6 25 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (2.46%) GCP
7 20 (1.97%) Serverless
8 19 (1.87%) IaaS
9 15 (1.48%) PaaS
10 12 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (1.18%) PowerApps
11 11 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.89%) Power Automate
13 7 (0.69%) Amazon SageMaker
13 7 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.97%) WAN
2 18 (1.77%) Firewall
2 18 (1.77%) SAN
3 17 (1.67%) DNS
4 16 (1.58%) LAN
5 14 (1.38%) BGP
6 13 (1.28%) Broadband
6 13 (1.28%) OSPF
7 12 (1.18%) Skype
7 12 (1.18%) Wireless
8 9 (0.89%) DHCP
9 8 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (0.69%) VLAN
11 6 (0.59%) ISDN
11 6 (0.59%) MPLS
12 4 (0.39%) ATM
12 4 (0.39%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.30%) Internet
13 3 (0.30%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 73 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (5.71%) Power BI
4 54 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (2.76%) MongoDB
7 26 (2.56%) NoSQL
8 25 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
8 25 (2.46%) Data Lake
8 25 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (2.36%) Relational Database
10 23 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (1.77%) Big Data
12 17 (1.67%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.67%) QlikView
13 16 (1.58%) MySQL
14 14 (1.38%) Tableau
15 12 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
16 11 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 52 (5.12%) JIRA
2 48 (4.73%) Git (software)
3 41 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 22 (2.17%) Bitbucket
5 21 (2.07%) Selenium
6 20 (1.97%) Oracle APEX
7 19 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.18%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.18%) Gradle
9 10 (0.99%) IntelliJ
9 10 (0.99%) Protractor
9 10 (0.99%) SpecFlow
9 10 (0.99%) Vagrant
10 9 (0.89%) GitLab
10 9 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.79%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.69%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (4.33%) Manufacturing
2 42 (4.14%) Marketing
3 39 (3.84%) Law
3 39 (3.84%) Public Sector
4 38 (3.74%) Banking
5 36 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 35 (3.45%) Retail
7 24 (2.36%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.87%) Electronics
9 15 (1.48%) Legal
10 13 (1.28%) Games
11 12 (1.18%) Local Government
12 8 (0.79%) Housing Association
13 6 (0.59%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.49%) Back Office
14 5 (0.49%) Billing
15 4 (0.39%) Publishing
15 4 (0.39%) Social Housing
16 2 (0.20%) Automotive
17 1 (0.099%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 306 (30.15%) Developer
2 129 (12.71%) Analyst
3 65 (6.40%) Senior Developer
4 55 (5.42%) Architect
5 37 (3.65%) Software Engineer
6 34 (3.35%) .NET Developer
7 33 (3.25%) Angular Developer
8 32 (3.15%) Consultant
8 32 (3.15%) IT Manager
8 32 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
9 31 (3.05%) C# Developer
10 30 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 29 (2.86%) Administrator
11 29 (2.86%) DBA
12 27 (2.66%) Data Analyst
13 26 (2.56%) Project Manager
14 23 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
14 23 (2.27%) SQL DBA
15 21 (2.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 20 (1.97%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (19.51%) .NET
2 108 (10.64%) HTML
3 97 (9.56%) CSS
4 88 (8.67%) AngularJS
5 77 (7.59%) Node.js
6 56 (5.52%) jQuery
7 53 (5.22%) .NET Core
8 49 (4.83%) HTML5
9 45 (4.43%) React
10 42 (4.14%) Web Services
11 41 (4.04%) CSS3
12 40 (3.94%) KnockoutJS
12 40 (3.94%) REST
13 36 (3.55%) ASP.NET
14 31 (3.05%) XML
15 28 (2.76%) RESTful
16 25 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (1.97%) .NET Framework
18 19 (1.87%) Laravel
19 17 (1.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 127 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (3.84%) User Experience
4 30 (2.96%) e-Learning
5 28 (2.76%) Algorithms
5 28 (2.76%) Data Structures
5 28 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.36%) Public Cloud
7 23 (2.27%) Cloud Native
8 20 (1.97%) Blog
9 19 (1.87%) Data Centre
10 14 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.18%) Robotics
12 7 (0.69%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.49%) EPoS
14 5 (0.49%) FMCG
15 4 (0.39%) EMV
15 4 (0.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 104 (10.25%) Windows
2 86 (8.47%) Linux
3 33 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 19 (1.87%) Windows 10
5 17 (1.67%) Unix
6 15 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.38%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.28%) Android
8 13 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.18%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.79%) CentOS
13 6 (0.59%) AIX
14 5 (0.49%) Solaris
14 5 (0.49%) VMS
14 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.20%) SUSE
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
16 1 (0.099%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
3 136 (13.40%) DevOps
4 134 (13.20%) Business Intelligence
5 85 (8.37%) Software Engineering
6 81 (7.98%) Change Management
7 80 (7.88%) MVC
8 78 (7.68%) Analytics
9 76 (7.49%) TDD
10 72 (7.09%) Scrum
11 71 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 69 (6.80%) Microservices
13 68 (6.70%) ITIL
14 64 (6.31%) Project Management
15 63 (6.21%) Test Automation
16 62 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
17 61 (6.01%) OO
18 54 (5.32%) Fintech
19 53 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
20 51 (5.02%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 279 (27.49%) SQL
2 193 (19.01%) C#
3 175 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 76 (7.49%) T-SQL
5 66 (6.50%) Python
6 55 (5.42%) Java
7 40 (3.94%) PHP
8 33 (3.25%) PowerShell
9 29 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 23 (2.27%) C
11 21 (2.07%) R
12 19 (1.87%) TypeScript
13 15 (1.48%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.08%) Apple Swift
14 11 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 11 (1.08%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.99%) Groovy
16 9 (0.89%) VBA
17 8 (0.79%) C++
17 8 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (8.87%) Degree
2 18 (1.77%) CISSP
3 17 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (1.67%) PhD
4 13 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
5 11 (1.08%) CCNP
5 11 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.99%) CISM
6 10 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.99%) RHCE
7 8 (0.79%) MCSE
7 8 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.69%) MCSA
9 6 (0.59%) ACCA
9 6 (0.59%) CIMA
10 5 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (0.49%) MCTS
11 4 (0.39%) AAT
11 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.55%) QA
2 31 (3.05%) SLA
3 27 (2.66%) GDPR
4 21 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.67%) PMO
6 16 (1.58%) PCI DSS
7 11 (1.08%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.69%) NIST
9 5 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.39%) ISO 8583
11 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.30%) WCAG
12 1 (0.099%) COBIT
12 1 (0.099%) GLP
12 1 (0.099%) IFRS
12 1 (0.099%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.099%) ITGC
12 1 (0.099%) Solvency II
System Software
1 118 (11.63%) Docker
2 51 (5.02%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.30%) Firmware
5 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.20%) HDFS
6 2 (0.20%) NFS
7 1 (0.099%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.099%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.099%) vSphere
7 1 (0.099%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (5.71%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.14%) Ansible
3 38 (3.74%) Terraform
4 36 (3.55%) Puppet
5 30 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.18%) Packer
6 12 (1.18%) SCCM
7 7 (0.69%) SCOM
8 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.59%) SmoothWall
9 5 (0.49%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.30%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.30%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.30%) WSUS
12 2 (0.20%) Oozie
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.20%) Rancher
13 1 (0.099%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.099%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 191 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 68 (6.70%) SAP
3 64 (6.31%) Oracle
4 38 (3.74%) Sitecore
5 33 (3.25%) VMware
6 25 (2.46%) Cisco
7 21 (2.07%) Google
8 19 (1.87%) Atlassian
9 17 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.28%) Citrix
11 12 (1.18%) Hitachi
12 11 (1.08%) HP
13 10 (0.99%) Aquila
13 10 (0.99%) Automation Anywhere
13 10 (0.99%) Blue Prism
13 10 (0.99%) IBM
13 10 (0.99%) Kofax
13 10 (0.99%) Remedy
13 10 (0.99%) UiPath
14 9 (0.89%) Databricks